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Employees demand Cambodian casino Naga pay furloughed staff

Union says 3,500 workers are left without wages due to coronavirus closures

NagaWorld in Phnom Penh is one of the world's most profitable casinos. (Photo by Masayori Ishikawa)

PHNOM PENH -- Employees of Cambodia's NagaWorld are protesting after they say the casino, one of the most profitable in the world, stopped paying wages for furloughed staff.

The casino -- which made $521 million in profit last year and recorded gross gaming revenue of $1.7 billion -- has been closed since March amid ongoing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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